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Hey i am looking into getting a amazon but my perents seem to think i will need to be with it every second of the day for it to be happy.

will the bird be happy in its cage all day and to come out in the evning?

some days i will be home so it will come out during the day aswell.

 

can some of you parrot keepers explain that they are good pets if you no what your doing and people dont get rid of them because they are highly demanding animals even tho they are lol

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Hiya,

 

i don't know anything about amazons, but if it's likely to be alone for a good portion of every day, had you thought of getting 2 so they would be company for each other? or is that a bad idea with the noise level? don't amazons have a rep for being very noisy? ;) i'm sure you'll get better advice from someone else but hi and welcome anyway! just be sure you can definitely make the huge commitment before you make your mind up as it could live for 50 years or more! :)

 

Ellie xx

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the comitment is not a problem lol it will be alone each day for about 3 hours and 2 times a week i wont be their but the rest fo the family will be they wont have it out of the cage but they will talk to it

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hi browner, 1st off all well done for asking for advice....

 

im not sure with ammies but alot of us have to leave our parrots due to work ect...

 

i have 8 and i hate to leave then when i go work(only part time)

but all mine are fine with it,if they have plenty of toys,and if your family will chat to them ect,i cant see it been a problem?

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A parrot is an intelligent creature who requires stimulation in the shape of varied/interesting food, plenty of things to do like toys, and time with the owner .... that's just the basics.

 

How tame your bird will be really depends on what you are buying .... a handreared baby will be much tamer at the start than an ex-aviary bird.

 

Sadly, there is not really any such thing as a bargain pet bird - you pretty much get what you pay for as in young handreared cost more but are tamer to start with; young parent reared will become tame but this has to be worked at, adult aviary bird will take a lot of work and a long time to become a tame pet. etc

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:P Hi there Browner and welcome Posted Image GREAT to have you aboard :wink:

 

:P WELL DONE YOU for asking advice BEFORE welcoming one of these AMAZING little one's to your family =D> =D> =D>

 

:P Parrots behaviour varies as much as we humans do ! Some problems in parrot behaviour are brought about through lack of mental stimulation BUT if you provide lots of toys and foraging activities for them, 2- 3 hours isn't a problem for them to be left alone ... and you could of course be a softy like me and leave the TV / Radio on whilst you're out BUT if people are going to be around during that time then he / she would be fine :wink: As for your question on them needing more care than most be people can give ... Well I certainly haven't found that to be correct .... T-Co, my Orange Winged Amazon is simply Amazing and doesn't have a bad bone in his body :wink:

 

:P I'm sure you don't need me to tell you to research, research and oh yes a little research honey this helps us to begin to understand the thought processes of these highly intelligent birds :wink:

 

:P If I can help you in ANY way honey please don't hesitate ... I'm only a click away :wink:

 

 

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I think that you are doing the right thing in asking before you buy and doing research, can i ask how old you are? Sorry if that is a rude question but you mentioned your parents so wondered how old you are.

I have never had an Amazon myself but i have heard that they can be very noisy and that may be a problem for neighbours etc if you live in a terraced house or even a semi detached.

These are all things that you need to think about, parrots can also be quite expensive to keep, they can be very destructive in the house, you have to think of the price of getting a good food, fruit and veg, then there are the toys that they love to destroy and vet bills or pet insurance, you need to find your local avian vet as an ordinary vet may not know enough about birds to treat one .

All these things need to be taken in to account before you commit to getting a bird. Good luck in your research

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i am 15 i got alsorts of pets my local vet dose avian aswell as reptiles and mamals witch is good for me atm i keep ferrets hamsters chinchillas budgies cockatiels parrakeets snakes geckos lizards spiders dogs and money for the vets is not a problem noise is not really an issue in my house buying endless suplie of toys wont be a problem i could offer fresh fruit and veggies aswell as seeds and nuts

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Browner93 said ... " my local vet dose avian aswell as reptiles and mamals "

 

:P Hope you don't mind me saying honey BUT please make sure that your Avian vet specialises in 'Exotic' birds ... The reason I say this IS Our local village vet is FABULOUS and I've taken my other pets there for years BUT, and it's a BIG BUT, although he has a wonderful , natural affinity with other bird's HE , in his own words, " DOESN'T have the knowledge needed when it comes to exotics" ... I , therefore , make a 20 mile round trip to my FABULOUS Exotics vet with T-Co :wink:

 

:P Hope this helps in some small way :wink:

 

 

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You sound as if you have thought this through, Browner93. Like the others have said, well done for doing your research first.

 

After having budgies for most of my life, Kobe is my first "big" parrot. He is very different to the smaller birds - extremely intelligent and very interactive - always wants to be involved with what's going on. It's more like running after a 2 year old child all the time... but this child will never grow up... and I will be running after him hopefully for 35 - 40 years! You might be running after yours for up to 80 years?

 

Do you know what species of Amazon you are after? They mostly have a fiesty quality about them (some species more so than others) which is fine if you can handle it. This is what I have found difficult with Kobe - to try not to take his feisty-ness and territoriality personally - they are so different to budgies and cockatiels in this aspect. Their bites hurt a hell of a lot more too! The bigger parrots are just a step away from the wild. I have had to do a lot of reading about behaviour and even consulted a parrot behaviourist last year because of the biting. Do you have room for a large cage? Kobe is smaller than the smallest Amazon and his cage measures 86cm x 61cm x 92cm with 2.5cm bar spacing - he uses every centimetre. Amazons are LOUD which is why I went for a Pionus.

 

Good luck with what you decide. :D

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Just mentioning that under the Animal Welfare Act the minimum age for being able to buy a pet has been raised to 16. This would mean that your parents will be the ones who have to buy the parrot for you as by law you cannot buy one for yourself for now.

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i got my first parrot when i was 18, it was an orange-winged amazon.

He was a great bird, although he could be quite noisy at times. I had him for 21 years until he passed away just over 2 years ago.

 

Good luck in your search for a parrot and well done for doing your research first.

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